The DeathList 2015

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Sam Simon, Co-Creator of The Simpsons
8th Mar 2015

Co-creator of The Simpsons, Sam Simon, has lost his battle with cancer, aged 59. Simon had some initial success as a writer on TV shows such as Taxi and Cheers, but found his biggest success in creating The Simpson with Matt Groening and James L Brooks. Simon assembled the writing team for the initial seasons of the shows but had an acrimonious split with Groening in 1993 and left the show. He did however negotiate one of the most lucrative severance packages in entertainment history whereby he was continued to be paid a share of the shows profit each year, which was rumoured to be tens of millions of dollars annually. In his later years, Simon became heavily involved in animal charities. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012 and given only months to live but publicly battled his fight with the disease on social media for several years. It is unclear whether Simon would have been proud to have been outlived by his most famous creation, however many might suggest that The Simpsons expired many years before he did. Simon was making his second appearance on DeathList, making it to number two on this year’s list.

The DeathList 2015

The DeathList committee has once again called upon numerous sources of information to compile its list of 50 celebrities that it considers most likely to die in 2015. A quick recap on the DeathList rules: Candidates must be famous enough such that their death is expected to be reported by the UK media; Candidates cannot be famous solely for the fact they are likely to die in the near future and only half of the candidates can have appeared on the previous year’s list. DeathList 2014 ended with a disappointing total of 10 successes so we will be looking for DeathList 2015 to show some better form.

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159 Zsa Zsa Gabor98ActressSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 714 posts
242Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Sam Simon60Co-Creator of The SimpsonsSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 412 posts
394 João Havelange 99Ex Fifa presidentSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 98 posts
4 4 Herman Wouk100AuthorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 19 posts
529 Billy Graham97EvangelistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 395 posts
6108 Olivia De Havilland99ActressSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 98 posts
7292 Javier Perez de Cuellar95Ex Secretary General of UNSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 16 posts
8136 Denis Healey98Eyebrowed politicanSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 66 posts
9383 George Bush Senior91Former President of USASpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 217 posts
10163 Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh94Casual rascistSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 515 posts
11142 Chris Woodhead69Ex UK Inspector of SchoolsSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 70 posts
12175 Helmut Schmidt97Former German ChancellorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 39 posts
131512 Fidel Castro89DictatorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 1295 posts
14343 Patrick Macnee93AvengerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 56 posts
152313 Kirk Douglas99ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 242 posts
16123 Clive James76TV presenterSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 118 posts
17247 Al Molinaro96Happy Days AlSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 57 posts
18112 Valerie Harper76RhodaSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 65 posts
19 Star (First Listing Icon) Maureen O'Hara95ActressSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 27 posts
20 Star (First Listing Icon) Martin Crowe53CricketerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 69 posts
21 2 Bhumibol Adulyadej88King of ThailandSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 107 posts
22444 B B King90BluesmanSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 97 posts
23 Star (First Listing Icon) Helmut Kohl85PoliticianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 22 posts
24 Star (First Listing Icon) Leslie Phillips91Comedy ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 89 posts
25 Star (First Listing Icon) Ken Kercheval80Dallas Cliff BarnesSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 7 posts
26 3 Harper Lee89AuthorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 88 posts
27 3 Bob Dole92PoliticanSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 48 posts
28202 Joost van der Westhuizen44Rugby playerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 54 posts
29 2 Doris Day93ActressSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 51 posts
30226 Peter O'Sullevan97UK horse racing commentatorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 55 posts
31 2 George Cole90ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 42 posts
32303 Peter Sallis94Last of the Summer WinerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 66 posts
33353 Denis Norden93Comic/TV PresenterSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 89 posts
34 4 Henry Kissinger92DiplomatSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 62 posts
352811 Jake Lamotta94BoxerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 132 posts
36 2 Cliff Michelmore96TV PresenterSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 119 posts
37 Star (First Listing Icon)Skull & Crossbones (Dead Icon)Leonard Nimoy84SpockSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 120 posts
38 4 Nancy Reagan94ActressSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 207 posts
39 3 Hosni Mubarak87Former Egyptian PresidentSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 251 posts
40 Star (First Listing Icon) Liz Smith94Royle Family "Nana"Speech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 14 posts
41 3 Robert Mugabe91DictatorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 281 posts
42 2 Chuck Berry89Rock & RollerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 49 posts
43 Star (First Listing Icon) John Nash87MathematicianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 19 posts
44 2 Richard Adams95Watership Down authorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 9 posts
45 Star (First Listing Icon) Jake "The Snake" Roberts60WrestlerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 25 posts
46 Star (First Listing Icon) Kirk Kerkorian98BillionaireSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 11 posts
47217 Vera Lynn98SingerSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 227 posts
48493 Christopher Lee93ActorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 63 posts
49 Star (First Listing Icon) Eddie Large74ComedianSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 22 posts
50 Star (First Listing Icon) Bill Maynard87Comedy actorSpeech Bubble (Forum Topic Icon) 8 posts
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